EUNIS habitat classification 2012 amended 2019 > B - Coastal habitats > B1 - Coastal dunes and sandy shores > B1.2 - Sand beaches above the driftline > B1.23 - Boreo-arctic sand beach perennial communities

Boreo-arctic sand beach perennial communities

English name: Boreo-arctic sand beach perennial communities

Description (English)

Perennial halo-nitrophilous communities of sand, gravelly sand and gravel cordons of upper beaches of the arctic and boreal sea coasts of Eurasia formed by Leymus arenarius (Elymus arenarius), Ammophila arenaria, Honkenya peploides, Elymus farctus, Elymus repens, Mertensia maritima, accompanied by Atriplex spp. (Atriplex prostrata, Atriplex longipes ssp. praecox, Atriplex glabriuscula), Polygonum aviculare, Cakile maritima, Cakile arctica, Petasites spurius, Potentilla anserina. Representatives of these communities occur very locally within the nemoral zone.

Source: EUNIS habitat classification

Quick facts

EUNIS habitat type code B1.23
Relation to Annex I habitat types (EU Habitats Directive)

Vegetation types

Relation to vegetation types (syntaxa)

Not available

Species mentioned in habitat description

Flowering Plants Ammophila arenaria
Flowering Plants Atriplex glabriuscula
Flowering Plants Atriplex prostrata
Flowering Plants Cakile arctica
Flowering Plants Cakile maritima
Flowering Plants Elymus arenarius
Flowering Plants Elymus farctus
Flowering Plants Elymus repens
Flowering Plants Honkenya peploides
Flowering Plants Leymus arenarius
Flowering Plants Mertensia maritima
Flowering Plants Petasites spurius
Flowering Plants Polygonum aviculare
Flowering Plants Potentilla anserina
Species scientific name English common name Species group
Ammophila arenaria Flowering Plants
Atriplex glabriuscula Flowering Plants
Atriplex prostrata Flowering Plants
Cakile arctica Flowering Plants
Cakile maritima Flowering Plants
Elymus arenarius Flowering Plants
Elymus farctus Flowering Plants
Elymus repens Flowering Plants
Honkenya peploides Flowering Plants
Leymus arenarius Flowering Plants
Mertensia maritima Flowering Plants
Petasites spurius Flowering Plants
Polygonum aviculare Flowering Plants
Potentilla anserina Flowering Plants

Other classifications

Classification Code Habitat type name Relationship type
Palaearctic Habitat Classification 200112 16.13 Boreo-Arctic sand beach perennial communities source
CORINE Land Cover 3.3.1. Beaches, dunes, and sand plains n/a
Nordic Vegetation Classification 1994 4.2.1.6 Arctic Sea Rocket type n/a
Nordic Vegetation Classification 1994 4.1.3.1a Dune grass variant of the Faroe islands and Iceland. n/a
Nordic Vegetation Classification 1994 4.2.1.5 Sea Rocket type n/a
Nordic Vegetation Classification 1994 4.1.3.1 Dune grass type n/a
Nordic Vegetation Classification 1994 4.2.2.8 Oysterplant type n/a
National Vegetation Classification (UK) SD2 Honkenya peploides-Cakile maritima strandline community narrower
For relation to plant communities (syntaxa), see Vegetation types

History

Classification Code Habitat type name Relationship type
EUNIS Habitat Classification 200410 B1.23 Boreo-arctic sand beach perennial communities same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 200308 B1.23 Boreo-arctic sand beach perennial communities same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 200202 B1.23 Boreo-arctic sand beach perennial communities same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 199910 B1.23 Boreo-arctic sand beach perennial communities same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 199811 B1.22 Boreo-Arctic sand beach perennial communities same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 199712 B5.22 Boreo-Arctic sand beach perennial communities same
Palaearctic Habitat Classification 199905 16.13 Boreo-Arctic sand beach perennial communities same
Palaearctic Habitat Classification 1997 16.13 Boreo-Arctic sand beach perennial communities same
Palaearctic Habitat Classification 1996 16.13   same
Palaearctic Habitat Classification 1993 16.13   same
CORINE Biotopes Classification 1991 16.13   same
CORINE Biotopes Classification 1989 16.13   same
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